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“SPRINGTIME IS HERE!”
Aren't we glad! Along with Spring comes Revivals, Vacations, Mission Trips, Vacation Bible School, Mowing Grass, and Swimming in our favorite water hole! I remember when our grandkids were small we spent time in the sandbox, teepees, water slide, swing set, and raced with our tricycles. What fun!! It is good to see God in all these activities. We do this because of a natural overflowing of Gods love inside of us. I love Vacation Bible School. Saluting the American Flag, The Christian Flag and the Bible. Reading about missionaries, growing in Christ, SEEING FOLKS SAVED, having snacks, and doing projects together. Singing new songs and praying together; all a part of God’s Miracles. And we get to be a part of it! How exciting! Along with all that comes STRESS. Dark circles under our eyes from sleep loss, throat raspy from phone conversations trying to line up volunteers, shoulder and back spasms from too much computer work, morning reports to turn in, books to read on how to cram more into your day, sprained ankle while dashing to next appointment, the to do list keeps getting longer, and feet tired from running around in circles. No worries, we will do better when we get ‘around to it!’ This stress is easy to dispel when we cooperate. Remember the banana; every time it leaves the bunch it gets skinned. Cheers to you, we are moving on to better days and better times. We are working together. God is in control and we must follow Him! Do you find living the Christian Life hard? It depends on your concept of the Kingdom of God, whose throne is in heaven and your place in it. Trying to be a big fish in a little pond is difficult. Self is Lord comes in to play. I like being a little fish in a big pond. I can swim freely and with assurance knowing the life guard is super. Jesus is Lord in this picture. Listening to God is a must. Pause a few minutes. Let your heart be still. Listen to see if God wants to speak to you. The early Church understood the vital necessity of prayer for the success of their mission. Without prayer the Church has no vision, no power, and no direction. Without prayer the Church is reduced to a religious institution. To hear Gods voice is to perceive what God wants me to know. To hear Gods voice is a sign that you are his child. To hear Gods voice is the normal everyday activity of a child. To hear Gods voice is life's single greatest privilege. To hear Gods voice is a responsibility to be obedient. The one who chooses to listen to God with the intent of obeying will have the privilege of hearing God. When that happens the Christian Life is good! It decreases stress and brings on the good Springtime feeling. God is always at work around you. God purses a continual love relationship with you that is real and personal. God invites you to become involved with Him in his work. He speaks by the Holy Spirit through the Bible, prayer, circumstances and the church to reveal Himself, His purposes and His ways! Gods invitation for you to work with Him always leads you to a crisis of belief that requires faith and action. We must make major adjustments in our life to join God in what He is doing. A servant must be where the master is. We come to know God by experience as we obey Him and He accomplishes His work through us. He causes us to want to do his will. Thus Spring- like feelings occur! We adjust from an ordinary person to Gods person. I hope and pray that this Spring you will find God as you never have before and that your time with Him will be special as never before. You will grow to know Him in a unique way. Spring is here so lets dive in and enjoy what God has for us no matter who you are or what your situation is. God loves YOU!
Your Servant, David